How Healthcare Sector Can Meet Challenges of Cybersecurity Post COVID-19

How Healthcare Sector Can Meet Challenges of Cybersecurity Post COVID-19

Posted Dec 17, 2020 via

Global healthcare faces its own set of challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. These challenges can either be malware attacks threatening to compromises the integrity of patients' systems and privacy or distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that can disrupt facilities’ ability to provide patient care. This is because healthcare organizations amass vast amounts of confidential and sensitive personal information about their patients. 

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, healthcare data breaches cost the healthcare industry approximately US$5.6 billion every year. And since COVID-19, the cybersecurity issues have worsened tremendously. 

IBM Security reports a 600 percent increase in spear-phishing cyber-attacks in 2020, with the U.S. health care industry being the most common target. While mitigating these hurdles can be a complex challenge, and healthcare stakeholders have always been content with such threats, it is high time things change.

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